I'll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America's #1 Daytime Drama by Eric Braeden
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
So, I picked this up because I used to enjoy watching Y&R back in the day. I liked Eric Braeden (didn't know that wasn't his *real* name!) on that show. He did a great job with the character when I was watching. But then, life got too busy to watch daytime dramas.
I enjoyed the first part of the book, his early years, where he came from and how he came to America. Yes, he's an immigrant!
But once I got 2/3 of the way through, I started getting bored. The name dropping was incredible and "I get" that he's an actor and he's met a lot of people but a lot of times, it was just a listing of people with no reason why he met them or under what circumstances.
I understand that being on a daytime drama (or soap opera) isn't considered the greatest gig in the acting world and so maybe he has to throw out some interesting names so that people know he knows actors outside the daytime drama world.
Heck, the guy was in one of the biggest movies ever, Titanic. Glad to know that one scene with him was in just one take. Holy moly.
I should probably NOT read the memoirs of actors.
**I DNF'ed this book...at 80% (Per my Kindle) because I just didn't give a damn anymore.
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